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What to Think About When You Think About Data

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April 25, 2014
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What to Think About When You Think About Data

Delivered to the Alaska Press Club annual conference. Download the PDF to get access to the embedded links.

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April 25, 2014
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  1. What to Think About When You’re Thinking About Data Alaska

    Press Club Conference Anchorage, AK April 25, 2014
  2. Hello! I’m Chrys Wu @MacDiva

  3. Journalist Strategist Coder Consigliere

  4. Journalist Strategist

  5. Pulitzer Prize!

  6. Journalist Strategist Coder “Consigliere” Tell me about you.

  7. Chrys Wu,@MacDiva Developer Advocate, The New York Times

  8. Chrys Wu,@MacDiva Developer Advocate, The New York Times ‽

  9. Chrys Wu @MacDiva

  10. I solve problems. I help people.

  11. Text Subtext Collecting Data

  12. Government Agencies

  13. Make FRED your friend

  14. Excel Add-in

  15. PUMS & IPUMs

  16. NCSL Military & Veterans Affairs State Legislation Database

  17. Follow the (federal) money (Yep. Federal contractor data’s in here.)

  18. NGOs

  19. The World Bank

  20. The Internet Archive

  21. Internet Archive

  22. Draw From Your Own Well Eric Molina/Flickr

  23. Text Subtext Cleaning Data Cherrypatter/Flickr

  24. Tabula How to use it

  25. OpenRefine Tutorials!

  26. Gotchas

  27. tPyos

  28. Tlp*s

  29. Typos

  30. Disambiguation

  31. (Excel limits!) ! Watch out for files with exactly 1,048,576

    65,536 or 32,000 records/rows
  32. Join IRE. It’s worth it. Also: They'll train you!

  33. Chrys Wu @MacDiva • Estratega Digital, Periodista y “Coder” •

    Guardiana global de Hacks/Hackers • Organizadora de Hacks/Hackers NYC • y otros roles… Questions?
  34. Chrys Wu @MacDiva • Estratega Digital, Periodista y “Coder” •

    Guardiana global de Hacks/Hackers • Organizadora de Hacks/Hackers NYC • y otros roles… Thank you.